More of a good thing

Chevron pattern DIY vase sweet nothings designI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love chevron. It’s just my fave lately. I had this idea when I spotted these free cylinder vases at work! I had some left over frosted glass spray from a previous project and just needed painters tape. And voila! Perfecto! It’s hard to make out the awesome chevron pattern since they’re clear vases but once they’re filled with flowers they’ll be super sweet. I’m thinking about selling them. What do you think?

Until next time!

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LOVE

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Today, 5 years ago I walked onto a beach and into the arms of the man I love. I love so many things about him and I know I don’t express them to him often enough. Today I looked back on 12 years that we’ve been together and I thought about how lucky I am. I’m so lucky because I get to know the precious fabulous details about this person that no one else will ever know about him. I’d love to share some of these details because these are the little pieces of him that make me love him so. And if you heard these details and stories you would understand why I love him so. But these are the details that make him mine and special to me and so I can not share them with you. However I will share this one little detail about him with you (that is not so secret to most of you that know him)…he loves shoes! His collection would put Carrie Bradshaw’s to shame. For this weeks project I wanted to capture us as a couple but also reflect our own personality. So in honor of my hubby’s love for shoes I thought a shoe portrait would be perfect. I picked a pair that reflects me and my style and he did the same. Another reason for this project was to replace the singular picture that’s been hanging above our bed solo for too long. It’s a great painting done by my husband but I wanted something that reflected the both of us and our relationship. We love how it turned out!

And I love you Ryan Fors, Happy Anniversary!

Thanks Again

Thank you cards chevron pink & brown sweet nothings designThis weeks project is a two-parter! The first section is featuring these thank you cards I made for Jaelyn (who else right?) Can you tell I’m obsessed with her yet? But really my sister did request them. So I was happy to oblige and take a stab at a letter pressing machine that I  borrowed from a friend. You can see that process in the bottom pics. Overall it was kind of tricky to get the right amount of ink on them and get them pressed at a good enough depth. I thought I’d totally want one of these machines but I may have changed my mind. It’s too much work or maybe I just didn’t do it right. Don’t get me wrong they turned out cute but I don’t think I could drop $150 on one of these machines. Anyways, I made another homemade chevron stamp to put on the brown paper. Chevron another great love. I love this pattern all most as much as I love pink! This paper was left over from a previous project and you know the hoarder in me just had to keep it. Then I printed wallet size pictures of my little niecey-poo and inserted them with photo corners. Which brings me to the next part of this project…See below

Photography Thank yous sweet nothings designA couple of weeks ago I did a little photo session with my new baby. Ok she’s not mine but I plan to steal her one day. Then return her the instant she starts crying. My lovely parents (Holla Mel & Terry) bought us this fab new camera for us for Christmas and it was the perfect tool for this project. I admit it has tons of bells and whistles that I have no clue on how use – yet. Practice peeps, practice. I think the pictures turned out adorable. It could also be the subject that’s so adorable and makes me love them so.

Hugs — Shari

An Old School Thank You

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Most of the stationery that I design has me sitting in front of a computer so for a change of pace I wanted to create something completely by hand. Also I wanted a good excuse to put my new vintage typewriter to use! I made these for my sister who wanted an original gift for a friend who is having a baby.

I always have fabulous scraps of paper left over from other projects which I hoard because I can’t stand to throw them out. So this put some of those little gems to good use and I also wanted to take a stab at some more handmade stamps. The end result is unique and sweet. If I didn’t end up making less than minimum wage on these suckas I would do more completely handmade items, but a girl needs to sleep.

You should try some of your own! Really, cut out pics, phrases and make your own cards. The cool thing about these types of cards are the little imperfections that make them perfect!

Kisses – Shari

Yeah Baby!

DIY Onsies Baby girl sweet nothings designOver two weeks ago my lovely sister had a baby girl. Jaelyn Marie, the sweetest baby ever! Seriously when I met her my uterus skipped a beat! I’m so jealous of my sister that she gets to snuggle this sweetie whenever she wants! For a baby like her I’d be willing to re-open shop but then my husband gently reminded me of 2am feedings and daycare. But seriously folks I’m absolutely smitten with her! I joke with my sister and tell her not to be alarmed if her baby goes missing that she’ll be at my house. Anyways… I channeled Madonna Circa – Lucky Star days and whipped up these onsies for her. I used fabric paint, a pencil eraser, shish kabob stick and sequence fabric to create these adorable necklaces. I know she’ll make Madge proud when she’s rockin’ these in the nursery. I also did some fancy bibs because this little princess deserves to spit up on a bib as cute as her!

Bow tie onsies sweet nothings designBut the madness did not stop there folks! I created these adorable little neck tie bibs and onsies for all the little dapper misters out there! I didn’t forget about you little mad men! All of these are available to purchase. Please visit my store to order.

Holey Jeans!

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So if you’re like me you have little girls that are constantly growing out of their jeans or getting holes in the knees. I hate to throw away jeans that still fit but have become too short. Also I’m not sure what it is about 5 year olds but they seem to get holes in the knees of their pants the most! I challenge you to think twice about throwing out these jeans. Re-use and re-purpose people! I found a super easy tutorial on distressing jeans.  I think the girls look totally cute in their new old jeans! I’ll be whipping up more of these for sure! Me and Lil are next!

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Oh Mickey you’re so fine…

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Did you miss me? I missed you. Sorry for the wait. We’ve been crazy busy in our family lately. . . So you’ll see me catching up on all my projects in the next couple of days. I had these completed by couldn’t find the time to post. The reason for this delay? My family took an amazing trip to Disney world courtesy of our lovely parents Mel & Terry Fors – shout out! The experience was beyond anything I can describe there was laughter, tears, tears of laughter and plenty of inappropriate bodily functions had by all! Inside joke, but it was an amazing trip. Before we left I decided to make some t-shirts for all the ladies going on the trip. The first one was made for my daughter Lilly – she’s 13 and too cool for anything too Disney. So I used sticker letters to spell out I heart you Mickey and sprayed bleach on this gray tank top. It’s a cool effect but very stinky so be sure to use gloves and do it in the laundry room or in my case I sprayed it in the bath tub. The next was for my little Fancy pants Gabby. I used heat bond (an amazing thing) and a black sequence fabric to create this adorable sparkly Minnie silhouette! The next was mine – I wanted mine to be graphic and urban. I used the same sticker method but rolled on fabric paint to create this shirt. For my Sophie I took influence from my hubby and created a spray painted look for her using fabric spray paint. My lovely mother in-law received a red shirt with a black sequence Mickey Silhouette creating the classic Mickey shirt. For my sister in-law Alyna I used the same heat bond and fabric technique to create a giant Minnie Bow t-shirt. Finally the cute topper to this project was making 2 Minnie headbands for the littlest ladies. To all my girls, you rocked these looks and I love you all xoxo!

Baby Love

Frosted glass maternity photography baby gift sweetnothings designThis weeks project is dedicated to Baby girl J. My lovely sister is having a baby girl in less than 4 weeks! AHHHH! So excited. She asked me to take some pictures of her baby bump and her little boy Jackson. I am by no means a professional photographer but I think the pictures were a total success. There were tons of cute shots making it hard to choose just 3 for these picture frames. I used a frosted glass spray to create a graphic message of sugar, spice and nice, all the things little girls are made of. I think they’ll be darling in her room and can’t wait to give them to my sister. See below for more photos of Mommy & big brother! Daddy was unavailable but I know he’ll love having these shots of this hot mama forever! Love you guys, Kisses – Sharimaternity photography baby gift sweet nothings design

Tot-ally Cute

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At work we’re often sent samples from vendors showing how logos look on certain totes and bags. So this tote was just one those samples in the free pile. I thought it would be such a cute bag without that giant logo on it. I’ve seen felt mums on pillows and have wanted to take a crack at recreating one. Then this sad little tote came into my life screaming to be remade. Adding the mum has made it the cutest little spring tote now and I can’t wait to use it.

Potato, Patato

Valentines potato stamps sweet nothings design shari fors A little handmade love note on Valentine’s day! I broke out the potato stampin’ skills from grade school and made these valentines to send out for the upcoming heart day! I like the way the paint feels on the cards and how it looks distressed. However part of me wishes I had crisper lines but I think it was the paint I used. Something to consider the next time I potato stamp! I used paper doilies from the dollar store (Holla @ the dolla store!) for the envelopes. A sweet little touch that makes this card a little more adorable! Smooches and Happy Valentines day!